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Perth International Jazz Festival Presents Jo Lawry

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Published 25 May 2023

The Perth International Jazz Festival along with the City of Bunbury is proud to present the Jo Lawry Acrobats Trio at a special, free event at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

Special guest, Jo Lawry, has been described by New York Times as a “singer of dazzling self-possession”.

Lawry has released four albums since 2008, after leaving Adelaide for New York, where she lived for 17 years.

Her latest release, Acrobats, has been described by The Sydney Morning Herald as “a gem tossed high in the air, flashing and sparkling – and somehow never falling”.

Lawry’s debut album, I Want to Be Happy, was named one of the best albums of the decade by Downbeat Magazine, however she has become known beyond jazz circles for her work with Sting, with whom she has toured and recorded with since 2009, and more recently with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel.

For this performance, Lawry is joined by Sam Anning (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums) to celebrate Jo’s latest trio album.